Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families. After the marriage, Shyama confides that she would like to be a mother of eight children, but she is stunned when her husband tells her that he cannot father any children until there is peace between the mainstream and the Tamils in this country. Nevertheless, they do get intimate, which results in Shyama getting pregnant. Dhileepan goes into hiding because of his connections with the Tamil Tigers, while Shyama returns to her father's house. A storm threatens their village, and they are forced to flee to a Refugee Camp in Rameswaram, India. Alone, without any support, Shyama gives birth to a girl, leaves her, and returns to Sri Lanka to be with her husband. The child gets noticed by noted Tamil author Thiruchelvan, who lives with his sister, her husband, and their son and writes books under the pen-name of Indra, who is actually an attractive TV ...
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Scenes in the movie that are depicted as taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, were actually shot in Pondicherry (Pudhuchery), India. The first few minutes of the film depicting the civil war in Sri Lanka were shot in the forests of Kerala See more
The UK release was cut in order to obtain a PG classification the distributor chose to reduce the intensity of a battle scene by remove images of more personalized violence from the theatrical release. An uncut 12 classification was available. The film was later released on video with a PG classification however whether the cuts were reinstated in this format is not clear. See more
Performed by Hariharan
Composed by A.R. Rahman See more